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2010: Came off the bench in five games during rookie season with the Crusaders … singled and drove in a run in first collegiate at bat at Jacksonville (Feb. 28) … drew pinch-hit walk and scored in win over Chicago State (April 2).
Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Vikings ... a First Team All-Duneland Athletic Conference selection as a junior and senior ... twice earned Honorable Mention All-Area accolades ... selected as team’s Most Valuable Player in 2008 and 2009 ... had team’s highest batting average as a senior at .419 ... earned Northwest Indiana Times Player of the Week honors as a junior ... a member of National Honor Society ... also lettered in football.
Personal: Ben is the son of Kraig and Beth Olejniczak ... major is civil engineering ... born Jan. 3, 1991.